Ethics Training

Integrated Ethical Practice in the Modern Clinical Environment

July 19 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm ($39)

Hybrid Hybrid Event

The modern mental health professional is faced with a widening number of ethical challenges. Between the integration of technology and practice, medical and behavioral health services, and multiple modalities of practice, complications are bound to arise. This training begins by establishing a firm foundation in the philosophy of ethics and the common guiding ethical principles that are common to clinical practice, and uses these principles to promote understanding and guide clinicians towards making informed ethical decisions through a framework that emphasizes nuanced decision making and careful analysis. Using vignettes and real-world situations, this seminar will help practitioners hone their ethical skills and identify ways to improve their own practice. This continuing education experience will emphasize decision-making and problem-solving processes that encourages flexibility and adaptation to complex clinical situations.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify and understand the interaction of various philosophical stances on ethics, and how these stances can inform ethical decision making.
  2. Make use of guiding ethical principles to effectively identify and attend to ethical challenges.
  3. Integrate problem solving models and strategies to engage in ethical decision making.
  4. Identify personal biases and values that might interfere with or complicate ethical decision making.
  5. Facilitate effective consultation to improve ethical problem solving.
  6. Proactively identify potential areas of ethical vulnerability in a modern practice setting and develop a plan to reduce vulnerability.


Chris Malone, PsyD, LP began his career in mental health working in child and adolescent residential settings before beginning his current tenure at Mental Health Systems as a practicum student.  Over the past sixteen years Chris has facilitated Dialectical Behavior Therapy groups for adults and adolescents,  developed and facilitated group therapy for chronic pain clients as well as groups for thought disordered clients, and provided psychoeducation and support services for parents of those struggling with mental health concerns.  Chris is currently a Licensed Psychologist with the state of Minnesota and the Director of Supervision at MHS, overseeing the development of new supervisors and ensuring the quality of supervisory services.  Outside of MHS, Chris has taught ethics, research, psychopathology, and treatment interventions to Master’s level learners, and has presented at the MPA, the MACMH, and other professional organizations.  Chris is a member of the APA, with membership in Divisions 44 (Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity), 45 (Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race) and 49 (Group Psychology and Psychotherapy).  In his personal life Chris enjoys tabletop gaming and game design, creative writing, painting, boating, fishing, and bothering his cats.


This training has been approved for 2.75 continuing education units by the following boards.

  • Minnesota Board of Social Work
    • CE Provider Approval Number: CEP-452
  • Minnesota Board of Psychology
    • CE Provider Approval Number: 202406.417
  • Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy—LPC and LPCC
    • CE Provider Approval Number: 2024.CE.239
  • Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy—LADC
    • CE Provider Approval Number: 2024.CE.ADC.103

This training has been designed to meet board approval and is in the approval process for 2.75 continuing education units by the following boards.

  • Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy
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July 19
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Atria Corporate Center Maple/Oak Conference Room
3033 Campus Drive
Plymouth, MN 55441 United States
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